Cartographic Perspectives <p><em>Cartographic Perspectives</em> (<em>CP</em>) is the <strong>platinum</strong> <strong>open access</strong> journal of the North American Cartographic Information Society (<a href="">NACIS</a>) and is devoted to the study and practice of Cartography in all of its diversity. <em>CP</em> is published three times a year and includes peer-reviewed research on Cartography and Geovisualization (broadly defined), technical notes and tutorials on new methods, articles on library collections, reviews of books and atlases, and novel maps. All submitted articles are reviewed and returned to authors within <strong>6-8 weeks</strong>. In the past three years, <em>CP </em>has an average rejection rate of 65%. All graphics included in accepted articles are published in full color, at no cost to authors.</p> <p>We are pleased to announce the <strong>2023 </strong><strong>student paper competition </strong>with a<strong> $1350 </strong>prize for the winning entry. Any peer-reviewed manuscript accepted for publication in <em>CP </em>whose first author is a student is automatically eligible.</p> <p>Contributing to <em>CP</em>? Simply <a href="">login</a> or <a href="">register</a> if you are a new visitor. Once logged in, select the "New Submission" tab under your User Home page, upload your manuscript when prompted, and enter the required metadata. It's that easy!</p> <p>Please direct any questions to: Jim Thatcher, Editor | jethatch at uw dot edu.</p> North American Cartographic Information Society en-US Cartographic Perspectives 1048-9053 <span>Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:</span><br /><ol type="a"><br /><li>Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication, with the work simultaneously licensed under a <a href="">Creative Commons Attribution License</a> that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.</li><br /><li>Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.</li><br /><li>Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See <a href="" target="_new">The Effect of Open Access</a>).</li></ol> Review of Strata: William Smith’s Geological Maps Christopher A. Badurek Copyright (c) 2023 Christopher A. Badurek 2023-06-12 2023-06-12 101 63 64 10.14714/CP101.1807 Review of The Letchworth State Park Atlas: Exploring its Nature, History, and Tourism through Maps Daniel G. Cole Copyright (c) 2023 Daniel G. Cole 2023-06-12 2023-06-12 101 65–67 65–67 10.14714/CP101.1817 Review of Clock and Compass: How John Byron Plato Gave Farmers a Real Address Russell S. Kirby Copyright (c) 2023 Russell S. Kirby 2023-06-12 2023-06-12 101 68 68 10.14714/CP101.1823 Review of Clock and Compass: How John Byron Plato Gave Farmers a Real Address Matthew Hampton Copyright (c) 2023 Matthew Hampton 2023-06-12 2023-06-12 101 69–70 69–70 10.14714/CP101.1831 Review of Data Visualization for Design Thinking: Applied Mapping Mike Wissner Copyright (c) 2023 Mike Wissner 2023-06-12 2023-06-12 101 71–74 71–74 10.14714/CP101.1827 Review of Emma Willard: Maps of History Mark Monmonier Copyright (c) 2023 Mark Monmonier 2023-06-12 2023-06-12 101 75–78 75–78 10.14714/CP101.1829 Instructions to Authors Daniel P. Huffman Copyright (c) 2023 Daniel P. Huffman 2023-06-12 2023-06-12 101 79 80 Ungrading for Cartographic Education: Reflections from Small Undergraduate Classes Heather Rosenfeld Copyright (c) 2023 Heather Rosenfeld 2023-06-12 2023-06-12 101 56–62 56–62 10.14714/CP101.1775 Improving Detail in Shaded Relief <p class="p1">The standard “hillshade” tool included in most GIS software suites implements a simple model of lighting with a set of assumptions that make the tool fast and easy to use. This simplified lighting model can visually degrade steep terrains, producing over-dark areas and removing important terrain detail. The underlying model can, however, be manipulated to output displays without these drawbacks. This mimics the effect of ambient light without complicating the lighting model by introducing additional light sources. This article will briefly describe the underpinnings of Lambertian shaders, then demonstrate how the traditions and assumptions built into most GIS tools can be removed to give more flexibility and control over results. Finally, shadows will be discussed as a separate addition to shaded relief.</p> Gene Trantham Copyright (c) 2023 Gene Trantham 2023-06-12 2023-06-12 101 45–55 45–55 10.14714/CP101.1789 Understanding Maps after Multimodal Literature: A New Taxonomy <p><em>The article examines literature’s multifaceted engagement with maps and proposes a five-category taxonomy that refines existing classifications. I suggest that the understanding of maps in literature should be increasingly informed by practices encountered in multimodal literary texts, a genre with a rapidly expanding critical framework. The innovative collection of map-based stories </em>Where You Are<em> (2013) by Visual Editions, is provided as a case study. The analysis of three selected pieces from the collection highlights the intersections between literature and cartography as well as establishes the significance of design in building literary narratives.</em></p> Thomas Mantzaris Copyright (c) 2022 Thomas Mantzaris 2023-06-12 2023-06-12 101 10–24 10–24 10.14714/CP101.1771 Multivalent Cartographic Accessibility: Tactile Maps for Collaborative Decision-Making <p class="western">Conventional visual maps present significant accessibility challenges for blind or low vision users, leaving them with few or no options for interpreting spatial data. This need not be the case: tactile maps, designed to be read through touch, have been published for more than a century. But they have most often been categorized as a navigation tool, or mere “tactile graphics” (i.e., not as expressly spatial documents). Tactile maps that allow their users to explore and synthesize thematic spatial data are rare, as are studies evaluating them. As our world continues to face existential threats that are spatial in nature—pandemics, supply chain disruptions, floods, etc.—maps will continue to provide critical information in ways that other media are unable to match. In the absence of accessible thematic maps, blind people will not only be left out of the loop, but their capacity for contributing valuable input will be severely diminished. In response, I describe here a study that evaluates the potential of thematic tactile maps for providing blind users an accessible means of analyzing spatial data when working in collaboration with sighted partners. Findings indicate that while the maps did not prove to be useful tools on their own, they did facilitate collaboration between blind or low vision participants and sighted participants. This suggests that, with some refinements, similar maps could be feasibly distributed as a means for people with visual disabilities to meaningfully participate in an otherwise inaccessible process that requires the synthesis of thematic spatial information.</p> Harrison Cole Copyright (c) 2023 Harrison Cole 2023-06-12 2023-06-12 101 25–44 25–44 10.14714/CP101.1767 About the Cover Molly O'Halloran Copyright (c) 2023 Molly O'Halloran 2023-06-12 2023-06-12 101 2 2 10.14714/CP101.1843 Masthead Daniel P. Huffman Copyright (c) 2023 Daniel P. Huffman 2023-06-12 2023-06-12 101 3 3 10.14714/CP101.1845 Letter from the Editor Jim Thatcher Copyright (c) 2023 Jim Thatcher 2023-06-12 2023-06-12 101 4–5 4–5 10.14714/CP101.1847 Letter from the Past-president Patrick Kennelly Copyright (c) 2023 Patrick Kennelly 2023-06-12 2023-06-12 101 6 9 10.14714/CP101.1825